Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Daily Dose of Fiber

I have much to catch you up on, and it will come - in installments. Today you'll see that I concentrated on procuring fiber for spinning at this year's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I came home with 5 acquisitions:
  1. 8 oz Finnsheep/mohair blend from Misty Mountain Farm. I'm hoping to make sock yarn from this. We'll see if I can spin it fine enough for sock yarn.
  2. 4 oz Bluefaced Leicester roving from Gale's Art. Colorway: Stormy Sea
  3. 8 oz finewool top from Shadeyside Farm. Colorway: Riverstone
  4. 4 oz Cormo roving from Winterhaven Fiber Farm. Colorway: Smokey Violet
  5. 8 oz wool/mohair roving from Persimmon Tree Farm. Colorway: Blueberry

Many displays showed samples of finished yarn spun from dyed roving/top, which really helped me make decisions. Yarn does not turn out the same color as the fiber from which it was spun! In general, I think the yarn ends up looking more muted than the fiber. Stay tuned for results. Now, gotta get to my wheel...


  1. "You spin me right round baby right round..."

    Have fun!

  2. Wow, you found a break in the rain that was long enough to allow for pictures. I am impressed.

    #3 looks smaller than last time I saw it. You must be spinnin' spinnin' spinnin'!